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Bath: Church collects for food bank

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

During the month of April, Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will help the Bath Area Food Bank by collecting canned soup and paper products.

Grocery store gift cards are needed for emergencies, preferably Ahart’s Market.

Anything you can give or donate at this time is much appreciated.

Donations may be dropped off in the bins by the downstairs parlor door, inside the side red door. Business hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Feel free to drop off items at your convenience. The inside door to the building itself will remain locked.

Allen/East Allen townships: Good Shepherd plans anniversary event

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville, is still planning to hold a 50th anniversary service 9 a.m. April 26. There has been no word of a postponement, as of press time.

The Bishop Rev. Samuel R. Zeiser will be a special guest.

The choirs, orchestra and bell and chime choirs will perform.

A fellowship hour will follow.


A community yard sale event is planned for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 16 at Bicentennial Park East, East Allen Township.

Spaces are available.

Northampton: Food bank accepting donations

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank is operating and distributing food. Registration is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The food bank is accepting monetary donations as well as nonperishable items.

For information, call 610-262-8030 or email


Is your church, civic group or Scout troop taking special measures to continue with meetings and previously planned events? Email the information to, and I’ll include it in a future column.

Catasauqua: Borough meetings are canceled

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

All borough meetings are canceled until further notice.

The April 6 borough council meeting was livestreamed, and you can view the recording.

Please note the online transcription does not serve as the official record. The minutes, when approved, will be the official record of the meeting.

Office staff is working and available to answer phone calls at 610-264-0571.


Arbor Day events are canceled in the borough.

The J4 Celebration has been postponed to July 2021.


Coplay: Street cleaning is set for May 7, 8

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Street cleaning will occur May 7 and 8 in the borough, despite the mild winter and later heavy rains.

Streets will be swept from Front Street to Ruch Street. No alleys will be swept.

Funding for the project comes from the state’s liquid fuel tax account, not borough real estate taxes.


Several “for sale” signs on residential properties in the borough have been taken down since the onset of the coronavirus. The homes will later be listed for sale once communities get back to normal.


Catasauqua: Thank you to all for social distancing

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

I hope everyone had a very happy Easter. It is certainly one we will never forget.

Now that it’s been over a month, I think everyone who followed the guidelines of social distancing — staying at home except for essentials such as groceries, pharmacies, work, etc. — deserves to be applauded and to know we are all making a difference.

Our government says this is working. It is certainly encouraging news.


I don’t know if anyone saw the rainbow last week, but what a beautiful omen for Holy Week.

Remembering: A review of the 1858 Weaversville Academy catalog

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, we continue our visit to the Weaversville Academy on Weaversville Road in East Allen Township.

Our guide is an 1858 catalog from Amanda Weaver. Michael and Samuel Weaver, Amanda’s grandfather and father, respectively, were two of the founders of Weaversville and Weaversville Academy.

Ms. Susan Jenkins Weaver, family historian, has graciously shared this research for our readers.

Coplay: Yard waste, grass pickup is April 17

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough sanitation crews will begin picking up grass clippings and yard waste April 17 and will continue each Friday.

The borough reported the delay in having the yard waste and grass clippings picked up was because the compost site did not open until this week.

There is no extra fee for the collection of the grass clippings and yard waste since it is part of the garbage fee.


The borough will utilize strict enforcement to ensure the public abides by the temporary closure of the Coplay Parkway area and the tot lot.

Lehigh Township: Send in your township news

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community know about? Send me the information at, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.


Reminder: Due to concerns for public health and the restrictions on gatherings, Hope Lutheran Church has canceled its indoor services but recommends parishioners join the drive-in church service at Becky’s Drive-In, 4548 Lehigh Drive, Berlinsville.

Moore Township: Compost authority reopens

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

First Regional Compost Authority is now open with modifications, viewable at

The Moore Township yard waste drop-off is open during regular hours.


Moore Elementary School has canceled its Moore for Autism event, originally scheduled for April 18.


Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is offering shopping assistance to seniors, disabled persons and those with chronic medical conditions or on immunosuppressants.

Contact Michele Geiger at 610-442-7680 or for more information.